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American Mall Model SearchIdiots

Some people are big idiots when they complain about American Model Mall Search. First of all you only have to pay if you do not have a portfolio. Many of the interns assume that you do not have one so they fill it out for you. You do not have to pay if you have a portfolio and resume on hand. Since there are little kids auditioning who obviously do not have that, they use this fact to fund their operations and keep the business open. I took my little niece to this today and it is legitimate enough for me. She did not know it was an audition of some sort, but she still made the best of it. The people were friendly and even offered to help those who did not know how to do the cat walk. I believe this will be a good experience for her.


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    bbychks Aug 09, 2011

    I am just wondering for those of you who are complaining about paying money for a competition... How can you say its a scam? Do you have children that play sports? I do I have a daughter in gymnastic and cheer leading, along with a modeling agency. I have a Son who has played baseball since he was 3. When you get into different things you have to pay for competition. You pay to play baseball.. you have to pay extra for tournaments or you can't play in them. In Gymnastics you pay for that and when you get on a competitive team you have to pay for all the meets you go to plus travel time, and hotel stay. So that leaves me asking how this is any different from what i mentioned above. Those fees you pay for gymnastics meets and baseball tournaments Doesn't guarantee your child to be a pro baseball player or whatever sport it may be! If you are truly into your child or yourself being in the modeling industry and you don't make it all the way its about the experience because you need to show that on a resume. When your child tries out for a sport, a coach is looking for specifics.. can they pitch? Can they hit? or whatever sport you may try out for they are looking for specific things. This is the same with modeling. At some point it requires money. Stuff in every industry has to be funded somehow or there wouldn't be any sports, modeling, etc..

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    Jet_jet Jul 01, 2011

    To any people who disagree with AMMS.
    I participated in the competition and had a blast! Yes, it costs, but that's only to pay for necessities. And it's not even that much! They have payment plans and will try to work with you for your benefit. They even offered me an internship and I can honestly say that I have no regrets. They're in it for the actual benefit of others to seek out hidden talent, NOT to scam people or con them out of money. And besides, this is a competition. Do not walk up there expecting to be in a commercial the next day. They want to help but can only do that if they can work with you. Try to understand that they travel all over the place and deal with people every day. They know what they're doing. And like I said, this is a competition. Not an actual agency, so of course they can't pay for everything. They refer you to someone who will. It's a talent search so they need a little profit for more searches. There are strict rules and guide lines, which makes it hard for them to accept any kind of portfolio. They prefer to do their own so it's not complicated and everyone is happy. It's not a scam, and I even work with Ashley and Jameel. They are very kind and always ready to help people. Don't get offended and start up a lot of unwanted drama just because you don't like making a small sacrifice for your children's dreams.

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    getoverurself Jun 23, 2011

    Dear "bringdownAMMS"
    They would make you pay for it one way or another because otherwise how will they pay for it. If people come with there own stuff and aren't charged some sort of fee how would they stay in buisness for mmore shows.

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    BringdownAMMS May 18, 2011
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    The problem is, on the little manual they hand you, it says you get free entry with every photo-shoot, and if you instead give them a portfolio, you'll have to pay entry for the talent competition. If they were really gonna give you an opportunity to act/model, they wouldn't make you pay for it.

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